Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
Hello and welcome. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee because that employee reported a HIPAA violation. If you can prove that you have suffered retaliation as a result of making such a report, you would typically be able to sue in civil court to obtain compensation for your damages. That would be your recourse under the cirfumsrances you describe. The best thing to do at this point in time is document all instances of retaliation and create a timeline so your complaints are well recorded.
Generally it is better to force them to fire you. Otherwise, you would have to prove that your work environment was so unbearable that no reasonable person would continue to remain employed in order to collect unemployment benefits and in order to collect damages for lost wages. That is very hard to prove.
Florida is a "one party" recording state, which means it is lawful to record someone without their knowledge if you are a party to the conversation. Unfortunately, we are forbidden from making specific attorney referrals on Just Answer. However, here is a useful directory you can use to locate one yourself. http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/employment-law-employee/florida
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